City budget

Annual number crunching is underway at the City of Penticton, and residents, businesses and stakeholders are invited to take part in the 2016 Budget planning.

“The City’s budget is a massive undertaking, but is a great way to learn about how the municipality serves residents, embraces innovation and sustains our vibrant community,” said Mayor Andrew Jakubeit. “Citizens are welcome to be part of the process, as their input helps Council with the important decisions to come.”

The format of the budget will be changing this year to condense down discussions.

Annual budget deliberations cover a wide array of spending decisions in both operating and capital budgets. Public input and feedback during the presentations are important, and time will be set aside to allow citizens and stakeholders to ask questions, provide comments and give suggestions related to that day’s topics.

Those whose schedules don’t permit daytime meetings can also take part. All budget meetings will be streamed live on the City of Penticton’s website: www.penticton.ca/live-video.

All meetings are scheduled to take place in Council Chambers in City Hall. Once available, presentations will be posted online.